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[unknown]Everybody Dies - Jim Munroe
Ever see a shopping cart in a river? Ever wonder how it got there? And who has to fish it out? In a suburb of Toronto, three grocery store employees discover the answers to these questions... with disastrous consequences.
Keywords: game; text game; interactive fiction
Downloads: 8,078
[texts]Nine Princes in Amber (1985 c64 game) - Telarium
Nine Princes in Amber is an Interactive Fiction text adventure with some graphics. Based on a series of books by Roger Zelazny.
Keywords: c64; game; interactive fiction
Downloads: 2
[collection]The GET LAMP Interview Archives
From 2006-2008, director Jason Scott interviewed over 70 programmers, writers, academics and designers about text adventures and interactive fiction, that genre of computer game which dominated the early days of home computer and which has faded into a much smaller portion of the game world. Even though it is no longer at the forefront of gaming, the influence and breadth of the subject inspired Jason to track down as many of the original designers of these games as he could, as well as intervie...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Text Adventures; Interactive Fiction; Interviews
Downloads: 58,840
[movies]a short Quoth demo: musical livecoding - Craig Latta
This is a short demo of the Quoth dynamic interactive fiction system (http://netjam.org/quoth), showing a little musical livecoding (http://toplap.org).
Keywords: quoth; livecoding; interactive fiction; smalltalk; squeak
Downloads: 1,882
[audio]Scenic Route: The Making of 80 Days
Chris Charlton in conversation with Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey from Inkle and author Meg Jayanth about 80 Days, Inkle's Interactive Fiction reimagining of Jules Verne's classic novel, as well as the state of mobile gaming and what the future holds for IF.
Keywords: 80 days; interactive fiction; inkle; meg jayanth
Downloads: 34
[software]Keys of the Kingdom - Peterson Computer Company
The purpose of this game is to teach the players more about the bible by having them solve problems and puzzles using the bible for clues on the way to the final goal, which is entrance into the kingdom of god.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
[software]Daemon Quest: The First Saga - The Legend of the Door - Steve Blanding
          Daemon Quest was originally  a graphic  adventure written for     the Apple  II.  It was sold for a VERY brief time and while it was     selling it sold well.   The  reason it  never went  big is  that I     didn't really  have the time to work out all it's shortcomings and     I  didn't  have  a  sponsor  who  was  willing  to  pick   up  the     advertising bill...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 4
[software]StupidQuest - StupidSoft
The StupidSoft Zork parody! An all-text adventure game! -Dedication- This game is dedicated to my dead iguana, Fluffy. Fluffy died as he lived: Small and green. -Nostalgia- Anybody who's ever gotten misty-eyed thinking about the hours they spent glued to their 64K computer trying to conquer Zork, Planetfall, or the numerous other Infocom and Infocom-esque games will love this. My first exposure to this type of game was a game simply titled "Adventure" on the Imsai computer that I used to play wi...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 52
[software]Gerbil Riot of '67 - Simon Avery
Guide your hero through the puzzles and puns of this text adventure. Detailed and powerful parsar (TADS) (AFIO).
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 16
[software]Dinkum - Gary A. Allen, Jr.
A treasure hunt set in the Australian outback, mostly in an abandoned gold mine. 
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 21
[software]Caverns City - Merle K. Goodman
Welcome to the many worlds of Caverns City.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 3
[software]Murder On Violet Island - Centaur Software
You are a detective, hired to protect Mr. Violet, a tycoon who lives in a mansion on a small New England island.  You catch a ferry to the island at 6:00 PM, but, too late!  When you arrive, you find Mr. Violet lying face down in his bedroom murdered.  The next ferry comes at 10:00 the next morning.  You have one night to solve the crime and arrest the criminal before he escapes.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]The Battle of Philip Against the Forces of Creation - Peter Arnold
You are seated in the corner of your dining area.  Cindy is in the kitchen fixing herself a snack.  At the moment, your face is hidden behind your notebook.  Discussion rages around you concerning the exact nature of the question to be put to the altar in the 1st Basement of Gora's Castle.  But now you can raise your head and plaster that annoying DM "I know what's going on and you don't" look on your face because a decision has been reached: Tark and Heyyock want to ask for information on t...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 2
[software]Atomia Akorny - Magnus Olsson
This program is a C port of the first adventure game I wrote. It wasoriginally written in a combination of Basic and 6502 assembler forthe Acorn Atom, a small, British home computer.  Since the entireprogram had to fit into 5 K of memory, with an additional 5 K for data(the memory of the Atom was divided into two non-contiguous blocks),the adventure had to be very primitive. I had to do invent a ratherclever abbreviation handler to squeeze the whole text into theavailable space (more about this...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 32
[software]The Star Portal - Michael Detlefsen
You are trudging through the Martian desert, heading toward a destination that may be only rumor, as some have suggested.  Up until the sandstorm three days ago, you had a rough map showing an approximate location of the mysterious artifact you seek.  Now you are guided by your memory only.  You stop to rest and consider the change of events that brought you to this place...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 25
[software]The Asian Challenge - Conrad Button
    This educational text adventure provides the student with information    concerning the geography and history of the countries on the Asian    Continent.  Geography can be a very uninteresting subject to some    students.  However, when their textbooks are supplemented with an    educational adventure, these students typically become much more    interested in the study of geography...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 3
[software]9:05 (DOS Game) - Adam Cadre
The phone rings.Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but… This is bad. This is very bad.The phone rings.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 60
[software]Bajoran Mercenary Adventure - Klingon SoftWare Lab
Bajoran Mercenary Adventure!You are a Bajoran mercenary contracted tofind the 'orbs' that was stolen by the evilCardassians. Your sources tell you that theorbs are kept in a cave, though it is rumoredthat some who enter are never seen again.Your mission is to retrieve as many orbs aspossible and return (SAFELY!)..............
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 33
[software]Paul's First Journey - RMC Software
     Paul's first missionary journey isdescribed in the Bible in the book of Acts,chapters 13 and 14.  Though it is notnecessary a quick reading of these chapterswill give you an overview of your objectiveand perhaps some hints for the game play.     There are ten cities and over 160locations in this adventure.  The design ofthe cities in this game incorporated many ofthe latest findings in archaeology to makethe game play quite authentic...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]Arthur Yahtzee: The Curse of Hell's Cheesecake - Ben Croshaw
In a secret base far underneath Washington DC, decisions are made.  Decisions that can - and will - affect the entire world.  This is the base of the Special Secret Service, a worldwide organization outside of petty international disputes, assigned to protect our planet at whatever cost from those things the general public are better off being ignorant of.  On this particular day, a collection of the most important and least known people on the planet sat around the huge varnished conference ...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[software]Dungeon
Dungeon is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning.  In it you will explore some of the most amazing territory ever seen by mortal man.  Hardened adventurers have run screaming from the terrors contained within.In Dungeon, the intrepid explorer delves intot he forgotten screts of a lost labyrinth deep in the bowels of the earth, searching for vast treasures long hidden from prying eyes, treasures guarded by fearsome monsters and diabolical traps!No IBM PC (or compatible) should be without...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 3
[software]Adventure ( 350 Point) - Don Ekman
Somewhere nearby is colossal cave, where others have found fortunes in treasure and gold, though it is rumored that some who enter are never seen again.  Magic is said to work in the cave.  I will be your eyes and hands...This program was originally developed by Willie Crowther.  Most of the features of the current program were added by Don Woods.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 52
[software]Art D's Third Batch Adventure - Arthur Di Bianca
An unusual game setup where the game is composed of several different batch files.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[software]Golden Flutes and Great Escapes! - Delton T. Horn
This collection contains four complete, random event-driven text adventuregames that originally appeared in the excellent book, "Golden Flutes andGreat Escapes: How to Write Adventure Games for the Apple Computer," byDelton T. Horn (Copyright 1984, Dilithium Press).As a coding excercise, I chose to translate these games from their originalApplesoft Basic format into the C language, in the hopes that such anactivity would teach me the essentials of parser-writing...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 32
[texts]Captain 80 Basic Adventures
Robert Liddil: "The Captain '80 Book of Basic Adventures", 80-Northwest Publishing, 1981.
Keywords: trs-80; basic; interactive fiction; tandy; text adventures
Downloads: 236
[software]Adventure in the Magic Land - Kevin L. Shelton
   The world in this adventure consists of an 8 by 8 square grid. Walking over the edge of the world is possible and is always fatal. However, you may safely fly off of the world. There are five locations in the world that will always kill you unless you fly over them. This includes CHAOS and the four BOTTOMLESS PIT locations. The cave locations can also be fatal if you cannot see to move around...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 5
[software]Ski Adventure - John LaBonney
"SKI ADVENTURE" is a game that takes place at an abandoned ski resort, SnoFlake.  You play the main character, a lost camper trying to find his way home.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[movies]GET LAMP: Mike Gentry Interview - Jason Scott
Several people had suggested I meet up with Mike Gentry - his work, Anchorhead, had itself turned a bunch of heads with its style, emotion, and approach. While one can never really tell what someone is "first" and "second", he seemed a great writer first who happened to use interactive fiction to tell one of his stories, not unlike Adam Cadre with Photopia. So we made an arrangement to meet in Virginia, at his home...
Keywords: GET LAMP; Interview; Mike Gentry; Interactive Fiction; Text Adventures
Downloads: 165
[software]Terror in the Ice Caverns - Agency Automation
It is believed that deep within the icy caverns of Antarctica, a top secret enemy project is in progress.  For the past three years, the United States Secret Service has suspected the Soviets of developing a new Death Laser, powerful enough to split an entire continent.  Four American Secret Service men and six CIA agents have died trying to steal the new laser.  You have been chosen by the President himself to make an 11th attempt at finding and stealing the laser, and if possible, its bluep...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 4
[software]Awe-Chasm - Tony Stiles
Welcome to The Awe-Chasm.. 'A bit of an iffy adventure'... The first of many adventures to be created with the C Adventure Toolkit.Oh, are there cameras on me? Right, (rustle, rustle) where was I?  Oh yes! Hi! Well folks, here it is, the looong awaited sequel to Snatch and Crunch.... The Awe-Chasm, Snatch and Crunch II.When writing this adventure, I set myself the task of creating an adventure that felt, tasted and smelt real...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 21
[software]Unnkulian Underworld : The Unknown Unventure - ADVENTIONS
Welcome to Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure!  ( Version 3.0 )For those of you who have played text adventures, the format of thisgame should be quite familiar.  Like most text adventures, UnnkulianUnderworld places you in a situation and lets you figure out how tomanipulate your environment using commands phrased in simple English.This game is the first in a series of adventures, and was created usingTADS ( see below for more information ).
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]The Multi Dimensional Thief - Joel Finch
The MULTI-DIMENSIONAL THIEF is an AAAA (Absolutely Awesome Adventure fromAustralia) game.  Full of clever and irreverent humo(u)r, it will remindyou of the best from Infocom and from Douglas Adams.  Has build-in "pop-up"hints.  Requires 512K of memory and 720K of disk space.  PostCardWare.To run, just type THIEF at the DOS prompt -- and enjoy.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]The Tomb of the Ancient Pharaohs - Anne T. Brenner
While on a trip to Egypt you have decided to take a tour of The Tombs of the Ancient Pharaohs.  You seem to have wandered off from the rest of the group and now you are slightly lost.  There is no one here to ask for diresctions except a lizard or two.  You'll have to find you own way back to the city.You find a trail winding uphill and decide to follow it.  Maybe it will lead you to the camp of some desert people and you can borrow a camel for the ride back to the city...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]Asylum ( Follow The Cheese And Pickle Sandwich) - Doppelganger Adventures
The Doppelganger is incarcerated in The Asylum whilst on his mystical quest. Prudence Nausea enlists YOUR help to rescue him and find the subject of his quest. 
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 24
[software]Space Aliens Laughed at my Cardigan - Andre M. Boyle
Interactive fiction
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 26
[software]Tark Simmons, Priestess of the First Church, In Her Battle Against the Demon of Dark Desire - W. P. Kegelmeyer
You went to bed exhausted, Tark, worn out by a day of wrestling with the nature of evil, and so you were not expecting a night of dreams.  Thus you are justly surprised when you find yourself suddenly standing in your bedroom, clad in white robes, looking down at your sleeping form.  The version of you on the bed is clearly in an almost unnaturally deep trance; muscles completely relaxed, eyes rolled back into the head, breathing so shallow as to be almost imperceptible...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 11
[software]First Expedition - Steve Englestad
The Comet Halistrom is a periodic comet that passes the planet of Yorland every several hundred years. It would destroy all on this planet if not for the three Sun Spheres that resided on Shandola. These three spheres put out a shield that protects the planet from the comet's rays. Many generations ago a terrible race, only known as The Menace, came to this planet. They began in the Northwestern portion of the world to conquer Yorland, island by island...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 33
[software]Tales of Magic - John Olsen
These are three text adventure games in the classic style.  No fancy graphicsor sound effects.  Like a book, these games allow you to use your ownimagination to create worlds of wonder that make graphic adventures pale incomparison.Each of these three adventures is a distinct and separate game, each withit's own complex solution.  They each have a magical theme.Merlin's Magic Forest             (FOREST.EXE)----------------------------------------------You have been magically transported...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 28
[software]WUZ - Gold Coast Software
* This adult game has been BANNED both on Compuserve and GEnie *WUZ is an ADULT text adventure game. It requires no special graphic card since it is text only. It should run on any IBM comp., MSDOS machine.WUZ has been designed to be played by either sex - male or femaleAND any sexual preference - gay or straight. This will become clear to you as you play and are presented with user options. WUZ introduces the first ADULT entertainment game by Gold Coast Software...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 48
[software]The Four Symbols - Borphee Computers
 THE FOUR SYMBOLS was first written for the Amiga in 1992. This was my first attempt at writing an adventure and at the  Adventurers Conference 92 was voted best 16bit text adventure of the year. It has since been converted for the Spectrum  (by Larry Horsfield of FSF Adventures).   An Amstrad version is also being produced, courtesy of Phil Reynolds  and The Adventure Workshop. This version of the adventure for the PC and the ST has been enhanced with  more messages and a larger v...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 27
[software]Art D's First Batch Adventure - Arthur Di Bianca
An unusual game setup where the game is composed of several different batch files.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 18
[software]Infiltration to IBM Headquarters - Johnathan Stanley
You are a government agent, with information that IBM has underground dealings.  You start in the north edge of IBM property, trying to find the computer room.  When you find the computer, List the files with the secret information, and then delete the files.  Then sign off, and leave the computer room.  If you leave the room in the right direction, you win!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
[software]The Haunted Mission Adventure - Agency Automation
"Welcome once again to the wonderful world of adventure, where knowledge, creativity, and common sense lead you through castles, ghost towns, haunted ships, and dozens of other exciting atmospheres. While on his way to Blair's big Halloween bash, the world famous Pumpkin Man, loved by children and adults alike, was shanghaied by the evil Lady Windsloe. Your mission is to search the neighborhood where Pumpkin man is believed to be held, rescue him from the clutches of Lady Windsloe and her denize...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 40
[software]Nectar of the Gods - Doug C. Rogers
You are about to undertake a perilous journey through time and legend in search of immortality!  Greek legend tells of a magical wine called "The Nectar of the Gods."This wine was the drink of the gods.  It also had the property of conferring immortality on any mortal fortunate enough to partake it.  It is in search of this mystical drink that you are going to seek.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
[software]Ghostbusters: Basic Training - David Zeiss
You are in training to become a full fledged Ghostbuster and therefor must spend the night in a haunted house and rid it of it's apparitions.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
[software]Elves ' 87 - BOA!
  I love Christmas.....  don't you? If you like Christmas as much as I do you  will like this game. It's just one more way of celebrating the season.  Heck! Even if it is nowhere near Christmas time this is still a fun game,  a classic from the days before EGA (let alone VGA!). The only hardware  required by this game is your imagination!  Just enter ADVINT ELVES to begin play. Good luck!  Radagast.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
[software]Castle Ralf - Douglas Associates
A chance to get away from the pressures of the outside world -- that's all you wanted.  After selecting the perfect vacation spot and plotting your escape for weeks, you finally get in your car and drive off.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 24
[software]Murder Cruise - Bruce Jaeger
A murder has been committed on the luxury cruise ship S.S. Hedonist.As the ship's detective, your job is to discover the identity of the murderer as soon as possible, to avoid disruption of the ship's routine and needless aggravation of the Hedonist's wealthy passengers.Be sure to check everyone's alibi closely, and remember that NOBODY suspects who the real murderer is!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 26
[software]The Misadventure of the Holy Grail - Michael Detlefsen
You are wandering in a shadowy, ever-changing landscape where everything seems to be made of fog.  You try to remember who you are, but half-memories are all that come into your mind.  You look down and see a sword in your hand.  Hmmm. You could hurt your-self with that thing.The fog seems to thin out to your right, so you walk slowly in that direction... --- A number of years ago, I owned an Apple II computer, and among the games, one of the programs I enjoyed the most was the Eamon FRP Fant...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 34
[software]Doppy & Pru's Summer Holiday - Doppelganger Adventures
The Story So Far..After your escape from the Asylum, and with the Dodworth Buzzard in pride of place on the mantelpiece at Doppy Towers, The Doppelganger turns to you and Prudence Nausea and says."You know, after all that business with my evil counterpart in the Asylum, I think I need a holiday.""Where?" says Prudence"How about the Isles of Scilly, where the puffins go to breed?""I am NOT a Puffin.." said Pru, giving Dop a sideways glare."Okay then," said Dop, "Doppy's magical mystery tour...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 2
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